QPR line up loan for young forward and face Bettache decision

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QPR plan to get forward Odi Alfa back out on loan.

Rangers are looking to send a number of their young players elsewhere for this season, including centre-back Joe Gubbins.

And 21-year-old forward Alfa is another player the club have decided to arrange a loan move for.

He has previously been on loan at non-League Maidenhead United and Billericay Town.

Now Rangers would like Alfa to pick up experience further up the football pyramid.

Mark Warburton is currently undecided on whether to also allow midfielder Faysal Bettache out on loan.

Bettache, 20, has made four appearances for QPR so far and impressed manager Warburton during pre-season.

Rangers want Bettache to get more first-team experience but are wary of being potentially short of midfield options given that Geoff Cameron is now 35 and Tom Carroll has been troubled by injuries.

A number of clubs are interested in Gubbins after being informed of the 19-year-old’s availability for a loan move.

Warburton said last week: “It’s a path the young players have got to take.

“They’re not being forgotten or falling by the wayside. They’ve got to go and learn the game.

“Joe Gubbins was training with the first team at the end of last season and all the way through the pre-season period.

“He’s done exceptionally well and he’s a really talented young centre-half.

“But he needs to go out and play alongside a guy who needs to pay his mortgage, who can’t lose a bonus and has to win that tackle and every header counts.

“That’s real football and when he comes back to QPR he’ll be a better player for that experience.”

QPR loan stars

The likes of Ebere Eze, Ilias Chair and Osman Kakay have flourished after leaving QPR on loan in recent years.

Eze, who recently made a big-money move to Crystal Palace, was at Wycombe, while Chair impressed during a stint at Stevenage.

“Ilias went to Stevenage and did very well,” said Warburton.

“When I first came here, in the first week there were about 10 calls for him: ‘Can I take Ilias?’

“That tells you he did well and impressed a lot of people.”